Updated engines for BMW 1 and 2 Series
With the arrival of the 2017 model year the 1 Series and 2 Series Coupé and Convertible will receive some new versions of the Baukasten 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engines.
The 2.0-litre engines employ a Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct fuel injection and VALVETRONIC and Double VANOS valve control. They are available in 20i, 25i and 30i guises, delivering between 6hp and 7hp more than the units they supersede at 184hp, 224hp and 252hp respectively. By way of a subtle visual clue as to the introduction of Baukasten engines, the 20i has been upgraded to twin exhaust tailpipes. This comes as more powerful versions of the 1 and 2 Series, packing the B58 six-cylinder engine are announced.
Acceleration times with the new engines are trimmed and fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions also fall in many models, in some cases by up to 17g/km.
An eight-speed Sport Automatic transmission becomes standard for the 125i, while on the 2 Series Coupé and Convertible a 230i takes the place of the former 228i.
Prices start at £23,980 on-the-road for the new 120i, £26,865 for the 220i Coupé BMW 2 Series Coupé and £29,830 OTR for the Convertible.